Thursday, August 13, 2009

A New Plan!

Just a quick reminder...don't forget to enter my giveaway!! It ends tonight at midnight!


Remember a few weeks ago when I decided that because I always slacked off doing the 30 Day Shred in the afternoons...I would start getting up earlier and do it in the mornings before work??



Yeah...that didn't work out.



Apparently rolling out of bed and working out with Jillian 5 minutes after waking up does not agree with me. After finishing my workouts, I literally felt like I was going to throw up...all.day.long. I really wasn't having trouble getting up earlier...but the sleepiness hit me like a ton of bricks at night. I would fall asleep on the couch in the 8 o'clock hour. I hated this because Matt usually gets home in the 7's and this didn't give us very much time together. What fun is it to spend your evenings sitting next to a sleeping spouse on the couch?? Not so much. So, after 3 days...I quit!


But...in place of my morning workouts, I am now determined to not be a slacker in the afternoons. There is absolutely no reason I should get off work at 3 p.m. and not have enough time to get in a good workout before Matt comes home. So far I have made it 3 days (hey...it's a start!) and I can feel my motivation starting to return. I've also been running every other day and I've attended Pilates and Yoga at the gym...with Spinning on the schedule for today.


I even went to my WW meeting last night...which I tend to skip when I feel like I have gained. But I wanted to just go and make it a new starting point...weigh in and get it over with. Face it! So I got in the Taurus...drove to the Rec Center...and no one was there! Yeah...in the whole Rec Center...which is usually packed! Um, apparently I missed the memo that our meeting was canceled?? So I walked myself back to the car, ate my WW cookie I brought as a snack...and headed home...thankful I had one more week to work out before I weighed in :) I think God was shining on me yesterday!


So girls...motivate me! I need a week's worth of blogs about running, shredding, and working out so when I read them I will feel guilty skipping the gym! So no blogs about sweets okay? Or ice cream...or cake...and anything else you know I love. Or pizza!

Oh my...

17 comments:

Summer @ B is for Brown said...

great idea!!! good luck. you can do this.

i would enter your giveaway but i dont have a garden. :(

Jackie said...

This is just the post I needed to read! I need motivtion right now too! Im going on vacation in a couple weeks and have GOT to get my rear in gear but I've been so very busy and am finding it hard to find time to work out. But I will totally make it a point to shred, run and work-out like crazy the next couple weeks. It always makes you feel SO much better! Good Luck!!!!!

Lucy Marie said...

You can do it! It's great that you are trying to find a time/schedule that works for you.

Heather said...

YOU CAN DO IT!!

I am been lacking motivation lately too. I go to the gym on my way home from work during the week. I am good about going 3-5 times a week but I am freaking out because my wedding dress fitting is in 3 weeks...ahhh!

a H.I.T. said...

You can do it! I was looking at your total weight loss so far and thinking about how motivated you are. I mean, really. I don't think I could ever be that motivated. It's inspiring.

Kristen said...

I think that is a great idea to do it in the afternoon! It will give you more energy for the night!

THE Stephanie said...

Yeah, when I tried to do the Shred in the morning, that only lasted for a couple days. LOL.

Good luck, though!!!

Brittany Ann said...

You can do it! I totally understand! I've had to lay off the morning workouts, too, because I poop out so early at night!

Lindsey said...

I am right there with you! We can do this!!

pocket full of pink said...

Haha, you can do it!!!!!! LOVE your motivation!!

Children of the 90s said...

I had the same problem with the shred--I couldn't do it in the morning because it left me totally exhausting. I really admire your motivation!

Annie said...

you can do it girly!! best of luck to you :)
i started a gym routine last week and i've been going every every day the past 2 weeks for at least an hour.
there is no way i could work out in the a.m. either!

Tasha said...

You are doing great so far! Just think how awesome it will be to say you did an entire week of exercise! Keep up the good work!

LiLu said...

Good for you, hon! :-)

Marissa {sparkles and fate} said...

I bribe myself.

If I do x I get Y (new workout clothes, coffee, etc)

The Shabby Princess said...

Ah, my motivation has been gone lately too--just think of how great you feel after a sweaty workout or how you feel when you know you look awesome!

New England Girl said...

Good luck on your new set of goals and workout schedule! it's always tough waking up early to get in a good workout- it really does spoil evenings! I hope you like this new schedule you've got. How are you enjoying pilates and Yoga? I LOVE them! So invigorating. :)